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is going on right now from the vatican. it's the resignation heard around the world. pope benedict xvi stepping down at the end of the month. he says because of his advanced age. he's no longer able to handle the demands of being pope. the last pope to resign was way back in 1415, i will have much more of what happens next. and what is ahead for the catholic church. >>> and former navy s.e.a.l. who reportedly fired the shot that killed osama bin laden, he says he has no pension, no medical insurance, according to an article in esquire magazine, the man known only as the shooter packed a train to protect his family from al qaeda terrorists seeking revenge. i will talk with investigative reporter who talked to that navy s.e.a.l. in a few minutes. and the u.s. coast guard coming down to the rescue to help a cruise strip stranded in the gulf of mexico. more than 4200 passengers and crew all stuck on a carnival cruise line try ump that is getting as can you imagine a little funky, a little uncomfortable. a woman on board tells us that the toilets not working any more. a fire broke out on th
leaving before dying. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi announced his resignation and threw the church inteun certainty. the 85-year-old pontiff said he's no longer strong enough to fulfill his duties, saying strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which has in the past few months really deteriorated in me. >> it's remarkable to me in this day and age that he would step down. >> reporter: remarkable and shocking, because no pope has stepped down for 6 centuries. the decision is being hailed as historic and a potential game changer, making it okay to resign. now a billion catholics worldwide are left wondering who their next leader will be. >> the biggest question is where they will come from? will it be an italian pope, a latin-american pope? >> reporter: a conclave to elect a new pope will begin in mid-march, in time for easter. pub successors are from milan, canada -- possible successors are from milan, canada, and argentina. >> jeff hagel joins us with more reaction locally. >> reporter: archbishop william laurie said he visited the vatican 7 weeks ago and saw no signs of
>>> good morning, america. major bulletin right now. pope benedict resign ifs a stunning announcement at the vatican. citing his advanced age and diminishing strength. the first pep to step down in almost 600 years. what this means for the catholic church. >>> going across the interstate. >> and breaking now, tornadoes slam the south. this massive twister through a town at the dinner hour. dozens of people injured. hundreds of homes destroyed. it looked like it was amile wide. new blizzards right now. >>> and good morning, america. a huge headline right now. pope benedict xvi moments ago making this announcement. speaking in lat on the a group of cardinals. and announcing his rezization. after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to a certainty that my strengths, due to advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate carrying out of the ministry. >> the last pope to resign was pope gregory xii, almost 60 years ago. benedict's rescission to resign sets the stage for a clooichb to be -- conclave, to elect a new pope. ash wednesday begins this we
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this morning, pope benedict xvith announces he will step down at the the end of the month citing a lack of im the first catholic church leader to leave office in 600 years. we could have a new pope by mid-march just before easter. if you think e that the iowa caucuses are complicated, wait until you get a load of the college of cardinals. >>> and at home, the president plans to focus on the economy, but what makes this speech different from most years? it has much more the do with what happens in next six week thans the next year. >>> and the family of joe paterno say nas the investigation has flaws on the original report of the sexual abuse scandal and this morning we will talk to one of the authors of the report attorney dick thornburg. from washington, it is february, 11, 2013, and we will go the rome for pope benedict's historic announce ment. let me begin with the first read, and with the focus of gun violence in an inaugural address that laid out the case of progressive values and the push for a transformative next four years, president obama will pivot back to the economy in the state
from the vatican. pope benedict xvi is resigning at the end of the month. >>> a massive tornado tears through mississippi, causing major damage to the university. >>> mumford was the word at last night's grammys. and mike piazza is here since the baseball hall of fame snubbed him. >>> but we begin this morning's today "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this is major news coming out of the vatican. >> breaking news, pope benedict xvi set to step down. >> he'll step down february 28, the last pope to freely resign within the 13th century. >>> what a tornado. it's going to cross the interstate. it crossed the interstate. >> at least 15 tornadoes were reported in alabama and mississippi. >>> a huge twister. >> several buildings on the southern university of mississippi campus hit. >> this is surreal. >>> meanwhile thousands are still without power after the massive snowstorm hit the northeast. >> there are reports another big storm is coming. are you ready for that. >> i don't even want to think about it, to tell you the truth. >>> a million-dollar award is now being offered for t
breaking news out of the vatican where it was announced moments ago that pope benedict xvi will resign, he will resign effective february 28 of this year. nbc's bureau chief located in rome joins us on the phone. what can you it tell us? >> reporter: good morning, matt. yes, it came as a shock, of course, for all of us and are for the billions of catholics around the world. i mean, i just got confirmation of that news from the senior adviser who said that he made that speech, the pope made the speech in latin this morning, during a relatively small event, for the cannonization in the reswrr region of the south. he said he just doesn't have the strength anymore. this came as a shock because the pope has a right to resign. nobody has before him he especiy that it comes off john paul ii a man who at 85 wasn't even able to walk and neither speak really, was mumbling towards the end of his life. and pope benedict saying i just don't have it anymore. i don't have the strength anymore to bear my mission to carry on the catholic church. >> claudio, is there concern or is there some speculation tha
are getting word from a wire service that apparently pope benedict the 16th is about to resign. if you go back a year ago when he turned 85, there was some speculation that he might call it quits because of his declining health. there has been no additional update on why the pope is going to resign, but nonetheless the story is out there. we've got reporters on it. and as soon as we know why, we will share that with you. >>gretchen: that will be huge news obviously, so we'll keep you posted. let's go to the other top story which is the extreme weather alert. now we're talking about down south. a massive tornado caught on camera ripping through the heart of has -- hattiesburg, mississippi. >> happening right outside my hotel. check this out. look at that. >>gretchen: the devastating twister leaving at least 4,200 people without power. >> dude, that's insane. >> oh my! >> it's about to hit sam's. >>gretchen: as the tornado traveled down the main street, it mangled homes, businesses and several buildings on the campus of the university of southern mississippi. >> i saw it right around, as it was
to "cbs this morning." while you were sleeping in the west pope benedict xvi made a startling announcement telling vatican cardinals that he will resign at the end of this month. >> after nearly eight years in office the 85-year-old pope says he's no longer strong enough to do the job. reaction is pouring in from around the world and we begin our coverage with alan pizzey in vatican city. >> reporter: good morning. the announcement took a lot of people by surprise yet it is said the pope had discussed this two weeks ago with two or three people who are very close to him. the pope said he made this decision after long and careful consideration and prayer and thought. in his statement announcing it he said, i have come to the certainty that my strptength, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to the adequate exercise of the petrine ministry meaning he's too tired to go on. the papal spokesman said there was no specific illness that they know of he's not in danger of dying tomorrow or anything but he's just decided it was time to go. he will resign a
>>> stunning announcement, pope benedict xvi steps down. >> why he says the time is right. >>> i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >>> catholics are stun ned by the pope's resignation. now the question is, who will replace pope benedict xvi. a report from the vatican. >> pope benedict xvi stunned the vatican saying he no longer has the strength to do the job. the 85-year-old says he will step down at the end of the month becoming the first pope to resign in 600 years. church leaders express their sadness. >> it's like watching your own dad get old and admit that he's not up to all the duties that being the head of the family involves. >> the news quickly spread through saint peters square. >> i hope the next pope can be better than this one. >> pope benedict became head of the catholic church in 2005 succeeding pope john paul, ii. he talked the priest scandal. some say he didn't go far enough. >> he wasn't ever as popular as the other popes. there are a lot of question marks over the way he dealt with the sex scandal. >> this is a historic m
along you to this morning. multiple sources are confirming pope benedict xvi has announced he is resigning from his post. this is going to happen on february 28. this has never happened in the 600 years of the papacy. >> the 85-year-old has announced he's stepping down the end of the month. he took over after the death of pope benedict xvi on april 19, 2005. in an address to the cardinals he said, quote, this is a decision of great importance for the life of the church. again he said understanding what was required as being pope was something he was physically unable to continue doing the first time in 600 years. >> you may remember the pope recently joined things like twitter. we do want to encourage you to follow us as we begin to follow this story because it's breaking news and again coming down this morning, a lot of you wondering why. he says it's because he's tired. he's 85 years old. we'll update the story and abc news will pick it up once we're off the air. just a reminder you can find the latest updates on abc2news.com and follow us at abc2 news on twitter. >>> the 14
this quickly because we had this given to us. a vatican spokesman says pope benedict xvi will resign at the end of this month. this being confirmed by a number of agencies including the associated press and reuters. we've tweeted it out for you this morning. you can follow us to be up to date on this. more as the day goes on. >>> we'll tell you about the tornado you definitely heard about it by now rveght the tornado that -- by now, the tornado that ripped through mississippi. take a look at this video shortly after the tornado touched down. the town of hatsyfield is home to southern miss which received a lot of damage. state officials say three people have been injured and the storm has caused significant damage. >>> the storm may be over but the work now is just beginning. >> stay with us this morning. we're going to talk about cleaning up all the snow. how do you do it when you have no place to put it. there's so much of it. we'll tell what you some states are facing this morning after the huge blizzard. >> the family of the late penn state cope joe paterno speaking out. what they had to say
. >> saying he is too old and sick to lead his flock. pope benedict surprised the world dominique decided he will resign at the end of this month. the 85 year-old pontiff says he no longer has the mental and physical strength to cope with the demands. >> after having repeatedly examine my conscience before god of come to this and say that my strengths are no longer suited to be adequate exercise for the ministry. have appreciated our work together over the last four years. the church plays a critical role. i wish the best to those who will soon get better. >> the news came as a shock. more on pope benedict legislation. >> they also feel a connection to pope benedict. the reaction is pouring in from the chicago area. the cardinal says the pope benedict is showing great courage and stepping down. it came as a surprise. it is consistent with the humble this position. >> was totally shocked. a similar singular reaction. >> the field that that he has come to this decision. >> it is something he felt it best for the flock. he stunned everybody including his aides and he made the announceme
benedict had big shoes to fill in 2005 when cardinals chose him to succeed john paul ii. one of his biggest tasks was responding to the priest sexual abuse scandal. >> indeed, i am deeply sorry. >> reporter: pope benedict issued an apology to victims and said the church made serious mistakes. today the pontiff called his choice reresign "a decision of great importance for the life of the church" and said he will dedicate the rest of his life to prayer. contend, to replace him include the archbishops of vienna and milan, cardinal timothy dolan of new york is a long shot. >> what happens next at the vatican? >> reporter: what happens next is that the vatican will announce a date for the conclave which is when the world's voting cardinals will come to rome to vote for the next pope. in the meantime, the pope says he will continue to work doing what he normally does. >> anna matranga live at the vatican, thank you so much. >>> and the pope's decision is drawing varied reactions from catholics here in san francisco. some are concerned about the timing
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with reaction from local catholics. first more on the shocking revolution. >> pope benedict xvi delivered the surprising message in a speech to cardinals at the vatican this morning. the 85-year-old said he will step down february 28th because he's simply too old to carry on. the leader said carrying out his duties required, quote both strength of mind and body. the news stunned church leaders around the world. >> i have to be honest, i'm shocked. >> it's the first time a pope has resigned in 600 years. on the streets of europe some people refused to believe it. he said it can't be true, it would be too huge for the church for something like this to happen. the pope deserves respect for making such a personal and corageous decision to quit. the pope's resignation sets the time for a replacement. he had big shoes to fill in 2005 when he succeeded john paul, ii. one of his biggest tasks is responding to the priest scandal. today they called it a decision of great importance for the life of the church and said he will dedicate the rest of his life to prayer. >> as you can imagine the pope's
election as pope. pope benedict hoped to retire then and spend more time writing. he is a highly regarded scholar in theology. the retirement age for bishops is 75 and he submitted his resignation three times. the only reason he stayed at his post is because of pope john paul ii. he said quote strength of mind and body are necessary. strength which in the past few months has deteriorated. that i've had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted me. the 85-year-old's last day of pope will be february 28th. and the last time a pope resigned was nearly 600 years ago in 1415 when pope gregory stepped down. pope benedict was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into hitlers youth at age 14. he served in the army but desserted and eventually captured by the americans. his decision sets the stage for a new pope to be elected before the end of march. and coming up later this morning. we hope to get reaction from the that catholic community especially in the light of the fact that ash wednesday is coming up in two days. and of course it's the most spiritual
the church. pope benedict emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope the leader of more than a billion roman catholics requires strength which he simply doesn't have anymore. after having repeatedly examed my conscious before god, i have come to the certainty that my strength due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise. pope benedict the 265th pope was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into the hitler's youth at age 14. he served in the army but was desserted. he led the church since 2005 through a time that has seen him criticized for the handling of the parishioners of church. this really sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of march. coming up we will tell you why some people could perhaps see this resignation coming. we are live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time is 5:02. over night news a crash in concord leaves one man with life threatening injuries. police say he was walking across clayton road at about 6:15 last night. investigators say the 52-year- old man was not in the
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, of course, but nobody has done it since 13th century. well, the pope benedict xvi said it two years ago. if i feel like my strength or he kept it general, if a pope doesn't have the strength to carry on to perform his duties, it is very important duties for the 1.2 billion catholics around the world, he should step down. it's something that nobody's even considered in modern times. even john paul 2 who was much more ill or much more tired looking and ill, of course. he was very ill than pope benedict xvi looks and he said i had enough of this and just going to retire and read and live a spiritual life until the end and leave it with somebody younger and stamina. who that guy or pope will be, we don't know yet. we'll know soon. >> all right. thank you very much, claudio. let's bring in nbc news vatican analyst george wigle and father thomas at georgetown university. gentlemen, thank you so much for joining us. george, you have been on air all pretty much throughout the day. your initial reaction to this news, especially knowing what the pope said two years ago? >> i wasn't surprised at t
and msnbc contributor jonathan kapart of the washington post. pope benedict xvi is doing what no pope has done in 719 years. he has decided to ab -- he was elevated to the papacy after the death of pope john paul ii. news of this is reverb rating around the country and around the world. nearly one quarter of the united states, 74 million americans, are catholic, and worldwide there are 1.1 billion members of the church. >> encompassing a range of issues from contraception to policy. the timing of the announcement comes as a surprise. just two days before ash wednesday, which marks the start of the lentin season, the holyist period on the catholic calendar. joining us from washington, the host of msnbc's "hardball" chris matthews, and contributor and washington post columnist e.j. deon. chris, my colleague, the light in the darkness on many things political. >> right. >> what do you make of this announcement coming as it does two days before ash wednesday? it seems like a major surprise. to what degree do you think the catholic church will seize on this as a moment to pivot? >> you may thi
wrong before on the pope. but the pope, mika, why don't you confirm. >> pope benedict is going to be stepping down as head of the catholic church. he apparently made this statement within the past few hours in latin. during a small canonization event saying he doesn't have the strength anymore. once again, pope benedict will be resigning as head of the catholic church. we'll have much more on this story as the details come in. we are told that this will be happening fairly rapidly. >> they're talking about february the 28th. that he'll be stepping down. and of course, it was pope benedict who stepped in and became pope after pope john paul ii, the iconic pope of the 20th century, stepped down. of course, pope john paul ii had been pope since 1979. and so, of course, his impact felt not only in the religious world but also the political world. pope benedict, though, never really, of course, given the chance to emerge from the shadows. and it seems that for a good bit of his time, he was dogged by allegations that came through the child abuse scandal throughout certainly before h
: -- he, too, was taken aback by the news that pope benedict would be stepping down february 28th for health reasons. >> we we saw him in rome in october, we realized how frail he's becoming. i think it's a courageous act on his part. >> reporter: the 85-year-old pope had been considering resigning for several months because he's tired, having trouble walking and had recently been advised by his doctor not to embark on any more trans-atlantic flights. the pontiff released a statement that reads in part, quote, after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the petrine ministry. >> i'm very disappointed because, in my lifetime, every pope has followed the natural path of dying and then electing a new pope. >> that's kind of sad that he has to go, but you know, at least he realizes that he can't continue. >> most of the news people were saying, well, he's a rottweiler pope, well, no, he wasn't. he was a pope who spoke on love. and he has a strong legacy
t anna matranga has reaction. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi stunned the vatican saying he no longer has the strength to do the job. the 85-year-old pontiff says he will step down at the end of the month becoming the first pope to resign in 600 years. church leaders express their sadness. >> it's like watching your own dad get old. and admit that he's not up to all the duties of being a head of a family involves. >> reporter: the news quickly spread through st. peter's square. >> i hope the next pope can be better than this one. >> reporter: pope benedict became head of the catholic church succeeding pope john paul. some say he didn't go far enough. >> he wasn't ever as popular as the other popes and there are a lot of questions over how he handled the sex scandal in particular. >> reporter: there are several contenders but no clear front runner. >> who among this body has the qualifications, the characteristics, the spiritual gifts to fill that chair. >> reporter: pope benedict appointed half the cardinals that will choose his success
of vatican city. pope benedict xvi stepping down. he'll retire at the end of the month in order to late younger man take over as pope. here is part of the resignation letter. i have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to be adequate exercise of the petri there. e ministry. i thank you most sincerely for all of the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and i ask pardon for all my defects. here is reaction from the archbishop of new york, high he ranking catholic in the united states. >> my appreciation for him which was already high is enhanced a bit because with this sense of realism that he has such an esteem for the office of the successor of st. peter which is what the pope is the bishop of that perhaps i'm not up to it and i can best serve jesus and his people by stepping aside. so i have to admire him immensely. >> and the cardinal was surprised. bill dolan is the catholic league president. surprised, a cardinal finding out via matt lauer on a telephone call, i have to ask you, does this sound like there is s
. pope benedict the 16th is resigning. the pope is said to be resigning on the 28th of this month. we'll bring you more information as soon as it becomes available. again, according to cnn the pope is resigning, not retiring. >>> back here in maryland, a former first lady is expected to appear at a forum for candidates seeking to replace former anne arundel county executive john leopold. kendall urlik will join a forum on thursday. applications to become county executive must be submitted to the county council by this friday. >>> at the staple centers in los angeles the music industry's biggest night of the year, there were some surprises and memorable performances at this year's grammy awards. >> the grammys lived up to its reputation for being unpredictable when mumford and sons took home album of the year. >> we figured we weren't going to win anything because the black keys have been sweeping up all day. >> dan orback of the black keys took home four awards. fun made a splash this year. they won two grammys including best new artist and song of the year. >> and the grammy goes to
the vatican where pope benedict xvi has announced he is resigning. >> sarah simmons is live at the northeast dc embassy with the surprising details now. sarah, good morning. >> good morning, tony and allison. it is very surprising. everybody throughout the world is shocked by this. so far, no world from the vatican embassy. we hope to hear from them later on. this all happened this morning. pope benedict had gathered the cardinals there to mark three saints. it was during that meeting he broke the news and made the announcement he would be resigning at the end of the month. now, as you know, the holy father is 85 years old. and he has had issues with walking and his strength is not what it used to be. and despite his age, little indication he would step down and take that action. however, in a statement, boep benedict said in part, after having repeatedly examined my conscious i have come to the certainly my strengths are no longer suited. the pope is referring to saint peter. he goes on to say dear brothers i thank you for the love and work which you have supported me in my ministry and i a
're with us. i'm jenna lee. pope benedict xvi citing his declining health for this decision. the vatican says there is nothing mysterious or grave they quote. but the pope benedict xvi brother told a german newspaper that the pope had difficulty walking. just one report but something to take into consideration here. the 85-year-old pontiff will resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as pope. he was elected by his fellow cardinals in 2005. we're getting new reaction to the announcement from around the world and across the united states. the united states home to 68 million catholics, about 1/5 of the country, including reaction from one church leader elevated to cardinal by the pope last february. >> my affection and for and ad mir vision -- admiration for pope ben benedict xvi. i love him so much, as the bish shop of roam who appointed me to you all. to the holy father who made me a cardinal. i just always admired him as a scholar, as a priest, as a holy man. i'm in admiration for him is even higher because of his you humility. jenna: mr. anderson just had a private meeting
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of the resignation of pope benedict 16. the pontiff will be resigning at the end of this month, becoming the first nope step down in 600 years. the pope says being pope requires strength of mind and body, and he has neither anymore. the pope's doctors recently advised him not to take any more transatlantic trips. the archbishop of baltimore, william laurie, says he met with the pope in rome a few week ago and saw no signs of him slowing down. pope benedict will devote the rest of his life to prayer and reflection. >> there's only one holy father. what he's zoing float tiring in the way that you and i think about retirement. you have your 401k, you have your little place and you go off and do it. the holy father lives a different kind of existence. >> archbishop laurie say the fact that the pope would recognize his own physical frailty and display it to world shows his own humility. >> the college of cardinal wills decide on the next pope president the archbishop of baltimore will vote for a new pope. >>> for the latest developments, follow us on twitter, @abc2news. >>> we have an update on a case
afternoon. our big story this noon -- pope benedict xvi surprised the world by announcing is stepping down. the 85-year-old pontiff is setting his advanced age as the reason. >> a shocking decision when the pope decided to resign due to the fact that he does that have the strength to carry on with his mission as the leader of the 1.2 billion catholics around the world. >> in order to govern, both strength of mind and body are necessary. my strength tested during -- deteriorated -- my strength has deteriorated. for this reason and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom, i declare i renounce the ministry of bishops of rome. >> during a small key meeting with a number of cardinals here at the vatican, he said to carry on with your job, you need a healthy mind and body. no doubt about his mind which is a sharp but the body has been weakening by the month. this is an 85-year-old man with a lot of responsibilities. still, john paul ii, at the end, one of us -- was unable to watkins began still carried on until he died. pope benedict xvi decided to go against all the rules a
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benedict xiv decided to go against almost every rule as the last pope that resigned was in the 13th century, and decide the to just give away to a younger pope that may be has got more strength and stamina to carry on with the church's mission. >> the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception is the largest roman catholic church on this continent right here in northeast washington. >> jim rosenfield has reaction from the pope's news from the spiritual leaders of washington's catholics. jim? >> reporter: cardinal wuehrl expressing surprise. he got the call telling him the pope plans to abdicate coming up just a a little over two weeks from today i want my first reaction. was it's very startling, totally unprepared for it. the second reaction was, we're going to have to now think a little differently. this will be the first time in modern history that we've had a pope resign. how do we work with all of that? >> reporter: but the cardinal says despite all this news experience of having a pope retired, the work of the church remains the same. interesting insight into his view
shocking news really out of the vatican. pope benedict xvi will resign at the end of the month. these are live pictures right now from the vatican. you can see many people gathering there on the plaza. benedict is the first pontiff to step down in nearly 600 years. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is tracking this morning's developments. >> reporter: good morning. a papal spokesperson says he expects the church to be without a leader for as brief a period at possible. pope benedict xvi made the announcement this morning he is resigning from his position as head of the catholic church effective at the end of the month saying he is too old and too weak to continue so he made the decision to step down. one of his biggest tasks as pope was to oversee the church's response to the priest sexual abuse scandal. he issued a public apology for people being abused at the hands of the clergy and said the church made serious mistakes in responding to allegations. >> i think he's brought a certain stability to the church in the light of the crisis of the sex
the vatican. pope benedict xvi says he will resign at the end of the month. these are live pictures right now from the vatican. benedict is the first pontiff to step down in nearly 600 years. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is tracking this morning's developments. pretty shocking, cate. >> reporter: that's right, frank and michelle. the decision will mean the catholic church will be without a pope for a period of time until the cardinals can select a new successor. and vatican aides admit this decision took them by surprise. pope benedict spoke to a meeting of cardinals this morning and announced he is resigning his position as head of the catholic church effective at the end of the month. the 85-year-old leaders says he is too weak to continue. joseph ratzinger came pope when cardinals chose him to succeed pope john paul
a living pontiff. that was pope gregory xii. pope benedict ix step aside in 1045. and marcellinus stepped aside after failing to comply with the decree -- the roman decree about offering sacrifices to pagan gods. >> new information on a teenager accused of smothering his baby sister. he was supposed to be watching his baby sister while his mother was at work. >> when police originally responded to the apartment, they found the little girl dead. they came at the case are. the boy was charged with first- degree murder, which means he needs to be treated as an adult. in the investigation continues. this has prompted prosecutors to take a second look at the case. it is alleged that late last night 14-year-olaguiluz held his hand over the nose and mouth of his crying 7- month-old sister until she died. detectives also observe injuries on the baby they thought were consistent with the beating. but prosecutors say that part of the charge is not true. >> we have learned from the medical examiner that these were not injuries. they were bug bites. this a part of it was infested with bugs. >> he was
breaking news. a stunning announcement just coming in from the vatican. pope benedict xvi is resigning. we're live with what's behind his decision and how quickly the next pope will be elected, "today," monday, february 11th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. can't say that this is unprecedented for a pope to just step down, but you have to go back 1600 years to find another example of it. pope benedict xvi announcing he is stepping down as leader of the catholic church. huge news for the world's 1 billion catholics. >> and noncatholics as well. the 85-year-old pope made the announcement moments ago, saying his strength is no longer adequate to carry on his duties. in a moment we'll talk about the decision with timothy cardinal dolan, the highest ranking catholic here in the united states. claudeio is in rome. this morning, would you say this is total surprise? >> reporter: matt
benedict as trying to have a big impact on the election because i really think that of the people who are possible to take on this role, there's very little difference on them -- among them on policy, on what would come next, on, as you said, things like cont contracepti contraception, order nation of women. all the people on the running would be quite orthodox leading the orthodox catholic church, so i really don't think that he's going to get very involved in -- >> you are so pessimistic here. i want to go to e.j. now because there's two good things that can happen. i'm a progressive on catholics issues and all kinds of issues. you are, too, e.j. i think melinda is too. we get a guy like scala who turns out to be more liberal than the pope things and second, some way out candidate we never heard of perhaps from italy, that's where the liberals come from, comes forth and offers himself up and we pull a big surprise because scala can't put it together. >> let's stipulate we would probably pick a nun. >> i spent a lot of time last week with my late aunt agnes' friends in the convent. i
raising an enormous number of questions today. pope benedict today becomes the first pontiff in 600 years to announce retirement. ahead, what is behind this move? what does it mean for the church and what about the near constant speculation that the time may be near for the first american pope? and he may be one of the greatest heroes of our time and we're finally hearing his side of the story. we will bring you the first interview with the man who fired the shot that killed usama bin laden. >> tonight, i can report to the american people and to the world the united states has conducted an operation that killed usama bin laden the leader of al-qaeda, a terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands of men, women and children. puts all the things we love about sunday meals into each of her pot pies. like tender white meat chicken and vegetables in a golden flaky crust that's made from scratch. marie callender's pot pies. it's time to savor. >> we're back now to the developing manhunt for an ex-lapd officer turned triple murder suspect. christopher dorner is considered armed and extreme
here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how much of a surprise this was? >> it is a surprise. i people think had fair warning. it was a few years ago in a book called "light of the world," a long interview with a german journalist. the journalist asked the pope if he would resign. and he said something interesting. in the midst of a candle and all that stuff. he said now is not the time. it's not the time to run when you're in great risk and emergency period.
may have come prior to his election in 2005. pope benedict xvi hoped to retire and write books. he's he's a highly regarded scholar in theology. he submitted his resignation three times. despite statements that he didn't have the mental and physical strength to go on, one parishioner said it was bad timing. >> i would have resigned after -- let's say after easter. this is the most highly, highly -- holy, holiday of the catholic church. >> reporter: the 85-year-old's last day of pope will be february 28th the last time a pope resigned was nearly 600 years ago, in 1415, when pope gregory stepped down in order to an end a civil war within the church. pope benedict xvi was born in 1927 as joseph ratzinger in germany he was forced into hitler's youth at age 14. he served in the army but deserted and was captured by the americans. we are hoping to speak from officials from the archdiocese this morning. we'll let you know what they have to say. live from san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> in overnight news, a crash in concord leaves one man with life-
of the hour. dagen: our reaction was, hello. pope benedict xvi shocking the world announcing his resignation. we have a live report from rome. connell: majority of americans think our economy is still in a recession. first on markets now, some currencies for you. ♪ dagen: some really shocking news out of the vatican this morning. pope benedict the 16th is resigning. dennis: the first time a pope will resign in nearly 600 years. >> i do understand that there is an incredible sense of shock here as well. he always indicated he would step down from his position if he became unable to do the job mentally, physically, and that is what he did. people did not see it coming. we have heard from world leaders . it is shocking that pope benedict will be stepping down. this is an unusual event. all sorts of new prophecies will be put into place. there will be a conclave of cardinals and so far, of course, there are already names in terms of potential next pope. it is early to get a sense of how any of them will stand in not running. that is the latest. dagen: thank you so much. it really took our brea
. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> it shocked the world. i don't think i'm exaggerating when i say that pope benedict shocked the world announcing his resign that is. the last was pope gregory the 12th before the cubs won their last world series. he said he no longer that the mental and physical strength to carry out his responsibilities approximately many believe there is more to the story. this pope has been incredibly difficult vicive, many say complicit in covering up the church's sexual abuse scandal. he opposed homosexuality doesn't believe women should ever become priests and is against modern medicine, including stem cell research. many moidores were angered when the vatican attacked american nuns. >> john fugelsang host of viewpoint's father was a franciscan monk before marrying a nun. >> the pope has been a part of your life i'm guessing since you were a small boy. you had to be surprised today. >> i was completely shocked. i was up very early doing an appearance on bill press's show here and his producer told me about it. i never would have seen this coming. he has been pope for a long time. many
and what's happening here? >> an announcement has been confirmed from the vatican. pope benedict is due to resign on february 28th. apparently he spoke in latin this morning and announced this move. we don't yet know why. there have been a number of stories surrounding it. he is going to resign. the vatican spokesman has confirmed that in the last five minutes or so. february the 28th is going to be the date. now, i have just been doing some digging. the last time a pope resigned might have been way back in 1415. clearly, unprecedented in modern times and we'll have to wait and see what the reasons will be given. there is going to be a press conference at 11:30 g. so, in other words, 27 memberships from now there will be a press conference from the vatican to outline exactly what's going to happen and maybe the biggest question to be answered is why is the pope going to stand down? and if he does, how will they choose the replacement and in what types of time scale? interesting, of course, is the timing of this is before easter, but it's just a few days after the italian election webs w
. pope benedict xvi is resigning at the end of the month. he septa letter to the cardinals saying, take this job and shove it. actually, he didn't do that. but he is resigning. good morning, everybody. wow. man. i am having a hard time digesting that. i never heard of a pope resigning before. but anyhow, we will talk about that and a whole lot more. good to see you today. welcome. welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv. and on your local progressive talk radio station and this hour only. i don't know. ask them. i can't tell you. on this hour only, why it's on sirius xm. good to see you today. hope you had a great weekend. ready to tackle the big stories of the day as we go into this week's state of the union week. president obama poised to deliver his state of the union address tomorrow night to a joint session of congress, and then he goes on the road to sell his ideas and to sell his program to the american people. on wednesday he will be down in asheville, with our good friends down there at 880. the revolution on tuesday i'm sorry, t
have your fox news minute. president obama has extended his prayers and appreciation for pope benedict. he is citing his age and failing strength as his reason for resignation. pope benedict will step down after eight years as pope. a suspected gunman and two women are dead after shots were fired this morning inside the lobby of a delaware court house. our local affiliate is reporting that the gunman was at the courthouse for a child support hearing. his estranged wife was one of the people that were killed. cleanup is underway this morning in mississippi after an overnight tornado. at least three overnight tornadoes tore through that city. they had at least 100 homes and buildings. no fatalities have been reported. more than one thousand people are now injured. those are your headlines. that to lori and alyssa. lori: thank you, heather. melissa: graduation in february. liz claman is live with rob portman. liz: that is senator rob portman family business. you know all about small businesses and certainly the challenges. goldman sachs saying we are stepping up this business. >> it is gr
benedict's announcement that he will step down at the end of the month citing his advanced age. he's the first pope to resign in almost six centuries. >>> dell defends the buyout in an s.e.c. filing. they said the deal spearheaded by michael dell and private equity firm silver lake partners offers the best value for shareholders. three more of dell's largest investors are joining southeastern asset management. they believe the deal undervalues the company. david, we had this discussion on day one. it's been a while since it's seen $20. but it seems that's what they want. >> the buy outprice could make you to hope in some way you can at least get back to even. >> always bit a risk when you do a deal. even as it may be for a company that is facing challenging times, that is below the 52-week high. we knew it would likely be at that level. my reporting, and experience on these matters, would indicate really best to see and wait. let's see what happens over the next four, five, even six months before this deal closes. if the s&p were to rise significantly, it might perhaps make those w
. the vatican announced today the pope is resigning. pope benedict the 16th says his advanced age and deteriorating health in the past few months as in the month. >> the manhunt for the former l.a. cop accused of killing three people continues this morning. the latest on the search for christopher dorner , straight ahead. today we are around the seasonal average. the warming trend for all locations will be for the next couple of days. thursday into friday temperatures will be flirting with the 70 degree mark. >> i will look to your 7 day around the bay in my next report. >> not tracking any hot spot good conditions around the bay area here is the bay bridge. and my would ba a moderp with 16 minute drive times. >> the commute looks good for your ride on the peninsula and for the north bay. mark. >> the big announcement coming from the vatican announcing the pope is resigning. pope benedictus extinct says his advanced age in deteriorating health in the past few months contributed to his decision to step aside at the end of the month. >> this is an historic move. the last zero to res
. see the hearing live tuesday at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. earlier today, pope benedict xvi announced he will resign february 28 due to health concerns. world leaders had been speaking about the pope's decision. here's a look at what the british prime minister david cameron had to say. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i am sure the whole house will join me in sending our best with fish to pope benedict following his announcement today -- our best wishes to pulte benett following his announcement today. his visit to britain 2010 is remembered with great respect and affection. pope benedict's message on that visit of working for the common good is something that's of to our whole country and i'm sure his success will continue to provide a voice of inspiration for millions around the world. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama also released a statement, saying -- pope benedicta is 85 years old and has served in his position since 2005. he becomes the first called in over 600 years to resign. >> you might expect given the breadth and depth of products that we
stephanopoulos in new york. we're coming on the air right now because pope benedict xvi is resigning on february 28th. he will resign on february 28th. the pope saying at a meeting for the beatification of saints, the pope has been pope since april 2005. he's actually vested in may of 2005, after the death of pope john paul ii. he is the first pope who will be resigning in more than almost 500 years. pope gregory, the last pope to resign in 1415. the leader of the world's more than 1 billion catholics will be stepping down on february 28th. that announcement from the vat ran this morn morning. we'll have much more ahead on "good morning america." >> -- in the city of chicago, just in january alone. 42 or 43 is the number. >> his hometown. >> yeah, exactly. and every major metro area has a crime problem of some kind. 42 people killed in 1 city in 1 month? that's staggering. so, something hopefully will get done. but we don't know yet. >>> new classified reports reveal the u.s. is the target of a widespread computer hacking campaign that could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars. the repo
of the catholic church later this month. it's a surprise move makes benedict the first pontiff to resign in nearly six centuries his policy has been marked by a range of issues and a number of child molestation scandal and the catholic church including allegations he ignored at least one case of abuse while serving as a cardinal. in a statement, benedict, 85, cited ill health of some reason for his departure. the conclave to elect a new pope will be held by the end of march. president obama reportedly is preparing to announce new reductions to the country's arsenal of nuclear weapons. in his state of the union address tuesday night, obama is expected to announce plans to cut the number of deployed warheads to just over 1000. one-third reduction from the current number of around 1700. a former l.a. police officer accused of killing three people after posting a revenge and a faster online remains on the loose in california. on friday, the lapd announced it would reopen a probe into the incident that caused the former officer, christopher dorner, to lose his job. dorner was fired in 2008 for making f
guest. but we got surprising news this morning, pope benedict resigning. you have some more information on that, natalie. >> that's right. pope benedict xvi made the stunning announcement this morning he will be stepping down. rome bureau chief claudio lavagne joins us now with more. good morning, claudio. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. even the elements seem to be reacting to his shocking news. there's a storm raging over vatican city just behind me now. it took everybody by surprise, this announcement this morning. it even took by surprise his closest aides, his spokesperson, lombardi, saying in a press conference that he didn't even know about it, and if he didn't know about it, then who would? well, maybe just the closest cardinals he confessed it to. the cardinals, more than 120 now. certainly he made his announcement as if it was a low-key decision. he did that during a fairly small cardinals gathering here in the vatican and he just said, look, i just don't have the strength anymore to carry on my duties. you need both body and mind to carry on the very important duties of t
. that the pope, pope benedict, is to resign, being quoted on the italian news wire and now in the major italian press, suggesting pope benedict is going to resign. we have no idea why. there have been question marks about this in the past. >> anything from what has been happening with the vatican paper scandal to potentially his age being an issue. we have unfortunately no information at this point. i'm sure as they continues to develop, we'll have it trickling in. but first to have it reported from the italian news agency before anyone can report it. >> to resign on february the 8th is what dow jones is saying. >> that's after lent -- actually, during lent. not that the timing of this lentin season has anything to do with it, but it's interesting because we're in a build up to the incredibly important season. it's that and the way the news came out doesn't suggest -- so he announced this plan to resign in latin on monday that he would be resigning on february 28th. we're just continuing to bring you the news as we get these flashes through from the news wires. all of them, both dow jones and r
.com. >>> welcome back. this has not happened in six centuries. pope benedict xvi says he's stepping down as leader of the world's 1 billion catholics. claudia lavonnia now with more from vatican city. >> reporter: hello. it's been quite a day here at the vatican. of course we haven't seen this as you said in about 700 years now. the last pope that resigned or rather abdicated, let's say, was in 1294. it was the fifth. now back then it was called the great refusal by him. this time pope benedict xvi said well, i am stepping down. i just can't take it anymore. the tasks of the pontiff is just too much for me. i'm letting a younger pope take over and bring it on for the 1.2 billion catholics worldwide. certainly this was unexpected. he said he was tired, but nobody thought or expected that it would come down to step down as a matter of fact. >> thank you very much for that. we're going to talk more about that. and i'm sure it's been quite a day there in vatican city. also putting italy front and center for two important elections coming up. the presidential election due out at the end of the month. f
benedict xvi surprised the world by becoming the first pontiff in more than 700 years to abdicate as head of the catholic church. nbc joins us live from rome. we know that the pope's doctor had advised him against taking any more transatlantic trips. but is there any specific illness or condition that may have led the pope to make this announcement just apart from his age? >> reporter: well, martin, there was a lot of speculation, of course, about what was really behind this decision, and a spokesperson this morning during a press conference he called after he said he didn't even know about his abdication, he just called this press conference and said, look, the pope is not ill or he doesn't have any particular illness and there's nothing behind his decision apart from what he said, which is he's really too tired to carry on with the duties as a pontiff and as an 85-year-old man, any 85-year-old man will find it harsh to go through a schedule like the one the pope has to go through during his pontiff cat. if you think about the number of trips he's taking, the neck one was going to be bra
that pope benedict will resign at the end of this month. the press office just making this announcement. we will bring you details as we continue. >>> do you suffer from a broken heart finding out is as simple as listening to it. dr. mark siegel is here to explain how. >> if you can't dig it, throw it. let's check in with brian kilmeade see what's coming up on fox and friends. >> i am going to find out shortly if i am suffering from a broken heart. we are forging ahead with the snow. >> the deaths of four over libya we will breakdown what's in the book and the people who wrote it. max is here to talk about what defense secretary i thiengel woe like if he is nominated and talks about how responsibility he is if he becomes secretary of defense. the grammies no skin update. we will find out when we reveal skin coming up at the top of the hour. oh! progress-oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. >> the surgery was to repair torn ligaments in her kn
, but no obvious front runner. the same situation in benedict was elected pontiff in 2005 after the death of pope john paul the second. >> many people are inside and went to bed last night and the pope was still there later in the wake up this morning and realize the clock is ticking on them. he only has a couple of weeks left on the job. joining me is sister maggie, you attend mass here. your thoughts? this is not happen in 600 years. you wake up this morning and you hear he is stepping down, where you thinking? >> i was shocked, i have to admit. this was the first time this is happened in over 600 years like you said. i also admire the man because he is being honest with himself and with the world. he has tremendous responsibility and realizes that physically he can no longer do it. someone else can do it in his place. >> do you think the job calls for a younger man out? he is saying this is a new world we live and a technologically advanced age. >> not necessarily aids. if a person is fairly healthy both mentally and physically i don't think it really matters. what with a jet comes responsibil
boehner released a statement about pope benedict resignation. here is part of what he wrote. the prayers and gratitudes of american catholics are with pope benedict today. he displays love for the church. americans were inspired by his visit to the united states in 2008. that from the house speaker. >> as you might expect from samsung, given the breadth of products we have, smart phones, tablets, television, computers -- one of the areas we are investing a lot is the vault the screen connectivity, because we have are ready seen many people multitasking. you were on the couch watching tv, but also texting on the phone or looking at the internet on your tablets. how do we link those devices to reach other? how do we leave them to the cloud or to the internet? one very good example is the galaxy camera. we launched the camera last year. the camera now built in with 3g and 4g conductivity. you cannot blow them to a website or social media service to bring wireless connectivity to a camera. lincoln products like that, that is a big opportunity for us, and we suspected value for the consumer.
this was a monday morning stunner. pope benedict announcing he will step down at the end of the month, the first time a pontiff has resigned in over half a millennium. he's 85 and says he's stepping down because of advanced age and deteriorating strength. he was elected by the college of cardinals back in 2005. the vatican says the cardinals will meet and choose a new pope before the easter holiday. they will move quickly with this one. i've got a couple of tech stocks that might move and may move the whole market this morning. first off, according to reports, apple is working on a new chris watch that could be made of glass, if they make this thing and run on the same operating system as the iphone. the wall street journal reports that apple has already discussed plans for this device with the manufacturer in china. next item, does he know something we don't? google's eric schmidt selling 42% of shares in google stretched for the next year, worth about 2.5 billion dollars. maybe that will move google stock. and maybe some good news for microsoft, maybe, the new version of the surface tablet the
a shocking development from catholics from the vatican. pope benedict is stepping down saying he no longer has the mental or physical strength to cloak with the ministry. thake the 85-year-old german pope the first pontiff to step aside. many within the vatican itself were caught off guard, it would appear. even his inner circle unaware he was about to abdecate. >> by the end of the week we should see us airways and american merge. is this the consolidation play when it comes to airline stocks in when you see the numbers, you might say, maybe so. that story when "power lunch" returns. [ male announcer ] i've seen incredible things. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> welcome back to "power lunch." i'm josh lipton with a cnbc market flash. analyst with fossil's report due out tomorrow. watching the company to hold and anal
opened his remarks with comments on the resignation of pope benedict xvi. here are some of his remarks. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i'm sure the whole house will join me in sending our best wishes to pope benedict following his announcement today. he has worked tirelessly to strengthen britain's relations with the holy see and his visit to britain in 2010 is remembered with great respect and affection. posted benedicts message on the visit of working for the common good is something i spoke to her whole country and i'm sure his successor will continue to provide a voice of inspiration for millions around the world. >> there was also reaction to the pope's resignation in washington. house speaker john been released a statement saying -- >> americans were inspired by his visit to the united states in 2008, and by his quiet city leadership of the church in uncertain times. people of all nations have been blessed by the sacrifice to sow the seeds of hope, justice and compassion throughout the world in the name of our lord and savior. again, that from house speaker john boehner.
.s. infrastructure. it has not happened in 600 years, but at the end of the month, pope benedict xvi will leave the papacy. the vatican announced the pending resignation today. his brother says the pontiff had been advised by doctors not to take any more transatlantic trips and had been considering stepping down for months. pope benedict xvi announced earlier today that his resignation date would be effective separate 28. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> i quoted ladybird often when she said she had a podium. the first lady had to pull him and she chose to use it, she said. i think really knowing that, it was after i made a presidential radio address on the treatment of women and children in afghanistan about the taliban and after that i was here in boston visiting jenna. we went shopping and delays and the cosmetic counter in the department store and came up and said thank you so much for speaking for women in afghanistan. that was really the first time that i thought, they heard me. -- in austin. i think i knew the first lady had a podium, but i did not really know u
our news director, jacki schechner. >> the pope is stepping down. pope benedict xvi announced this morning he will resign on february 28th. in a statement to the cardinals he cites advancing age and deteriorating health. while the move is not unprecedented, it is not common. the last pope to resign was pope gregory 12 in 1415. pope benedict xvi has served less than eight years but is 85 years old. vatican spokesman says the announcement was a surprise. the pope will continue to carry out his duties until february 28th and then the cardinals will select a replacement but that won't be immediate. the spokesman's best guess is we'll have a new pope by easter which this year, falls on march 31st. >>> president obama is awarding the medal of honor today to army sergeant clinton roam shea for his courageous actions during a combat operation in afghanistan in october of 2009. romechet is the fourth living person to receive the medal. the president will travel to asheville, north carolina then he goes to atlanta, georgia and then chicago. that's on wednesday thursday, and friday. the
. >> developing stores were following out of a vatican city this morning. the vatican says pope benedict the 16th will resign on february 28th. his path to spacy began in 2005. >> last year the pope started using a cane on occasions and recently he appear to have trouble reading part of an address he delivered in rome. this reportedly only the second time head of catholic church has stepped down and according to reports, it comes off as a surprise. >> topping our news here in california, the manhunt continues to refuse it x capris dorner . >> police are searching the southern california mountains near big bear this morning and they are uping the ante . the reward for information leading to dornberd arrest has now risen to a million dollars. casey wian has the latest. >> monday morning when i came in and open the shops one of the employes went to throw away the trash he came back with a clipped a magazine full of bullets. also a belt and a helmet. >> he brought it to me. i asked him where did he find it. he said in a back the luster. >> he reportedly found it when he was walking across the streets
, you are the center of our joy. let your benediction rest upon our senators, as they strive to bring their stewardship in line with the destiny you desire for their lives. lord, make them channels of your grace, empowering them to serve our land in the spirit of children rejoicing in doing your will. replenish their limited human resources with strength from your limitless reservoir of grace. remind them that you won't ask them to do more than you will provide the strength to accomplish. fill this day with unexpected surprises of your mercy and love. we pray in your powerful name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: under the previous -- mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: thank you, mr. chairman. following leader remarks the senate will resume consideration of s. 47, the violence against wo
catholic church for nearly eight years says he is too old to do the job. pope benedict xvi is resigning and will leave the post at the end of the month. he's 85 years old. spokesperson for the vatican say the pope cited his advanced age whether he announced his decision and said he felt he could no longer fulfill his responsibilities. cardinal joseph ratzinger was 78 years old when he became pope in 2005 followi death of pope john paul ii. he was the first german to take over the role since the 11th century. pope benedict faced a string of challenges during his term from sexual abuse scandals involving members of the clergy to an investigation into money laundering in vatican city. in addition, a court convicted his former butler last year of stealing and leaking classified documents that alleged corruption in the vatican. the pope pardoned him over christmas. it's rare for a pope to resign. they usually die in the job. top members of the catholic church will now start planning their conclave. the meeting they hold to choose a successor. >>> u.s. and south korean marines have given repo
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